Marcotte acquires Quadra Control software division

Sources: Marcotte Systems Ltd., Montreal; CP staff

Marcotte Systems has added to its concrete batch plant and raw material production controls or information technology offerings the software division of Quadra Control & Weigh Systems Ltd, based in Surrey, British Columbia.

“Over the course of more than 30 years, Quadra’s team of seasoned professionals has built a solid reputation of providing key players of the ready-mix industry in western Canada and the western United States with powerful software solutions to boost their productivity and bottom line,” says Marcotte CEO Joel Bardier. “The strategic fit with Marcotte’s mission and vision made the acquisition a natural.”

Hardware and software technology breakthroughs have enabled leaders in ready mixed concrete to reach ever higher levels of precision, resulting in optimal batching productivity, product quality, dispatching efficiency and management decision making, notes Quadra President Horst Blattman. “With the strong level of competition and the current pace of innovation, all players in the industry must keep their eyes open if they are to stay in the game and aim to lead the pack,” he adds. “Having witnessed the Marcotte team consistently display a knack for developing software solutions that are smarter, faster, easy-to-use, flexible and adaptable to the specific realities of businesses similar to that of my clients, it is with the utmost confidence that I pass the relay baton to them.”

Marcotte’s corporate values of flexibility and openness are at the core of its strategy of providing process freedom to empower the competitiveness of each and every customer. “In close cooperation with the Quadra team, we have prepared an economical and seamless transition package that can be tailored to the specific needs of each Quadra customer,” affirms Marcotte Vice President, Global Sales Alex Leblond.